‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Pauses Production As Lupita Nyong’o & Others Test Positive For COVID

Production has paused once again.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has paused production once again as Lupita Nyong’o and others have tested positive for COVID-19.

One of Marvel Studios’ most anticipated films is suffering another hurdle. After Chadwick Boseman tragically passed in 2020, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was retooled to focus on the legacy of T’Challa. Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, is set to be a major part of the upcoming sequel. While things seemed to be going well, the production suffered numerous issues, including a hiatus due to Wright suffering an injury.

Letitia Wright finally recovered from her on-set injuries earlier this month and production resumed once again in Atlanta, Georgia. However, The Hollywood Reporter says that production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been suspended once again because numerous cast and crew members have tested positive for COVID-19, including star Lupita Nyong’o.

Production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will resume next week. The film is currently slated to hit cinemas later this November. With so many delays and pauses, it remains to be seen if Marvel Studios will be able to deliver the film on time.

Here is the synopsis for the first film:

After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on July 8, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film, Lupita Nyongo’s future in the MCU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter